27 of the best robot toys for children (and adults)

Why not get your loved ones one of the best robot toys around? Any of these will bring joy to kids of all ages.
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Robots have only been a part of our lives for a few decades; however, they are getting increasingly popular each day. They can be quite helpful for our daily tasks and can lift a great deal of burden off our shoulders. They are also excellent toy options for children as they are interactive, cool-looking, and able to do much more compared to other kinds of toys.  As Christmas approaches, they can also be the perfect gift to put a smile on your little one's (or big one's) face this year! 

Judging by their popularity around the world, it is not a surprise that the demand for robot toys is increasing. This might make finding the best robot toy for your child or yourself a bit of a challenge. If you are interested in robots in general or looking for an outstanding gift idea, be sure to check our comprehensive robot toy list!

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1. VteePck 12-in-1 Robot

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Vteepck 12-in-1 Robot

This kit comes with 12 different robots that you can build with just 3 AA batteries. The robots are designed to be easy for kids to assemble and use. A great kit for both kids and adults who want to learn more about robotics

VteePck is a multifunctional coding robot that can be controlled via a smartphone app. It comes with 600-piece stem building blocks and is designed to educate kids aged 8 to 12 years old.

VteePck is a fun kit that offers a lot of value for its price. It comes with 12 different robots that you can build with just 3 AA batteries. It is perfect for both kids and adults who want to learn more about robotics but don't have the time or money to invest in expensive kits.

2. Turbo Robot by Really RAD Robots

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Turbo Robot by Really RAD Robots

A godsend for kids who love to race around. Not only can it dance or sing, but it can also crack a joke and have you rolling with laughter! It can also record sound for a short time span.

The Turbo Robot is for those who love racing and speeding as it is basically built for speed. In addition, this robot has a mouth that talks back! You can control Turbo by just speaking to it, and it can respond to you regarding your requests.

It's not only a robot toy but also a friend; have you ever seen a robot that is able to crack a joke? It will definitely put a smile on your face. Turbo can dance and spin as well. With its built-in microphone, you can record sound for up to 10 seconds. 

3. SGILE RC Robot Toy

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SGILE RC Robot Toy

Equipped with a gesture sensing function that allows the robot to detect objects. It can dance and sing for about 1 hour after being charged for 2 hours.

The SGILE RC Robot Toy allows you to control it with gestures. It can turn right or left according to your movements. When it moves, you'll see the red LED lights on its eyes. 

It can also sing and dance very well. If you need a great dancer and singer in your home, you can trust this robot toy to represent. It's surrounded by high-quality speakers, which makes the listening experience even better. 

4. Sillbird STEM Building Blocks Robot

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 Sillbird STEM Building Blocks Robot

A remote-control robot that can also be controlled via an app. Easy to charge and one of the best educational gifts for kids. A great tool for improving hand-eye coordination.

If you're looking for an engineering buddy, Sillbird is the best. It easily moves in all directions, and it can be controlled over a 65 feet distance.

You can control the Building Blocks Robot by the mobile phone app or Bluetooth connection. It has maximum agility, and this robot toy's head, arms, and shoulders can be rotated.

5. Bennol Remote Control Dinosaur Toy

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Bennol Remote Control Dinosaur Toy

An awesome toy that'll help your kid pass time with happiness. It comes with a remote control and is made of material that is safe for kids.

The Bennol Remote Control Dinosaur Toy is a rechargeable battery-operated toy that can play for up to 20 minutes on a single charge. It has an ABS plastic body, making it safe for children to play with. The dinosaur's head moves back and forth, it has a tail that wags, and the eyes light up when it plays music!

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Rechargeable Remote Control Robot

This rechargeable remote control robot is a great gift for any robot enthusiast. It can be programmed to perform different tasks. The rechargeable remote control robot is an ideal gift for robot enthusiasts who want to learn more about programming and robotics in general.

This multi-functional intelligent robot requires 2 AA batteries and is ideal for kids who want to learn about robotics and programming. It can also be programmed by adults with no programming experience. It requires a charging time of 80 minutes. Also, this robot has a pretty sturdy build quality, so you can rest assured it'll last for the long term.

7. Remote Control Robot Dog Toy

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Remote Control Robot Dog Toy

The Rechargeable Remote Control Robot is a fun toy that can be programmed by kids to perform different tasks. An ideal gift for robot enthusiasts who want to learn more about programming and robotics in general.

If you don't have a pet but would like one, you can adopt this remote control robot dog. You can even program it to do commands. This robot toy can also imitate the body movements and sounds of multiple animals, and it can also dance and sing. It's a great toy that gives children the opportunity to learn to program

8. STEM Robot Kit

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STEM Robot Kit

A programmable robot kit that is easy to assemble and has multiple functions that are fun to play with. It can be used both indoors and outdoors and is a fine way to pass time for children.

This kit is one of the most fantastic STEM robot toys and a perfect gift for children. It can build blocks which is indeed a unique opportunity to improve logical thinking and problem-solving skills. You can create your own commands if you want. 

You can connect the robot to your mobile phone or tablet. It supports graphical programming and also has a line-tracking sensor, so it follows the black line automatically.

9. UBTECH JIMU Robot Astrobot Series

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UBTECH JIMU Robot Astrobot Series

Built specially for space and cosmos enthusiasts. Kids can design their own robots and solidify their imagination. A great tool for kids who are interested or would love to learn coding.

This Astrobot is for those who are interested in space and the cosmos. You can invent your own galactic robot creations or build three different robots. You can go step by step by downloading the app. It allows you to build and code these robot toys to perform countless tricks.

10. CodeBot: Python Programmable Robot Kit

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CodeBot: Python Programmable Robot Kit

A programmable robot kit built specifically to ignite love for programming in the minds of children. Teaches real-world coding in Python. Requires no specific software for coding.

If you or your child is into computer sciences and robotics, this robot toy is a great choice as this robot can be used to teach Python programming. It works with Chromebooks, Macs, and PCs. You can control it by writing codes, so it's not a remote-control robot. 

11. Fistone RC Robot Dinosaur Toy

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Fistone RC Robot Dinosaur Toy

An intelligent toy with multiple functions that offers touch-sensitive interaction. It can perform 30+ actions as and when commanded accordingly.

You can have fun with this intelligent touch-sensitive robot dinosaur toy by controlling it remotely. It can shake its head and wag its tail. It memorizes 50 actions in total and can also be controlled via a remote.

12. Remote Control Robot Toy

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Remote Control Robot Toy

A great birthday gift for young boys and girls. It can perform 10 different actions and 5 AA batteries for functioning properly. Includes several weapons for additional entertainment.

This remote control robot toy is a walking, dancing, missile shooting, and talking robot that your child will be in love with. This impressive robot toy includes nine missiles and one remote control and can perform 20 different actions.

13. PP Picador Robot

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PP Picador Robot

A stylish and sturdy robot that sports a premium look. It can be programmed to perform several options. Also, the robot offers gesture sensing so users can control it without having to touch it.

The PP Picador robot has a shiny, matte finish that gives it a premium look. It's an exquisite model that offers gesture sensing and remote control features. It can also be programmed for about 50 different types of movements. Post a charging session of 1 hour; the PP Picador Robot can then play for 1 hour.

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RaspTank WiFi Wireless Smart Robot Car

A smart toy with a 2-in-1 functionality. A great gadget to buy if you wish to educate your kids about STEM concepts. Offers a lot of customization options and helps enhance programming skills.

RaspTank is a robot that can grab small objects. It is equipped with a 4-DOF robotic arm and has object recognition and motion detection. It can be controlled by the app.

It might be a perfect gift for professionals and people who want to learn to code. And probably, for everyone in between.

15. Boost Creative Toolbox

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Boost Creative Toolbox

This set comes with 847 LEGO pieces that kids can build and rebuild into 5 cool multifunctional models. Made for 7-12-year-old boys and girls who love to tinker and learn about science.

You won't ever feel bored while playing with the Boost robots. This LEGO Creative toolbox introduces you to coding as you will build, learn, and program robots. It includes 847 pieces for building multifunctional models. 

16. Coding Robot

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Coding Robot

An easily programmable robot built to get kids interested in coding languages. It helps massively in developing critical thinking skills. Recommended for children aged 6 and above.

If you want to teach your kids coding at an early age, this is the right robot toy for you. You can give voice commands and watch how it reacts, and it helps to develop critical thinking skills.

This coding robot by Wonder Workshop is being used for educational purposes in classrooms worldwide. It's very engaging, and it enables open-ended learning. Allowing your kids to play with others and share ideas is indeed what we call interactive. 

If your little ones have a penchant for Lego or Lego Technic systems, they are bound to love this little robot. Wonder Workshop's Dash Robot can connect to the Lego Brick system, especially the Technic series using building bricks extenders.

It is also easily programmable using the Wonder and Blockly App for iOS and Android. Children will learn the basics of coding to program the robot to dance, run, avoid obstacles, react to your voice, and many more functions.

17. Sphero BB-8

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Sphero BB-8

It comes with a sturdy exterior that's designed for long-term use. The robot can be controlled via compatible apps and provides 60 minutes of battery life. A great present for kids aged 8 and above.

Sphero's BB-8 has been a very popular toy since the release of 'The Force Awakens' a couple of years ago, and for good reason. The world needed this lovable little droid character, and Sphero did not disappoint. Why not treat your children with their very own little BB-8 companion?

Coming in at around 9 inches (23 cm) tall, this little BB-8 is fully programmable and simply adorable. BB-8 can be controlled using iOS or Android smart devices. Sphero's BB8 is ready to go straight out of the box and is a very sturdy toy indeed. BB-8 even responds to voice commands. 

18. Star Wars Boost Droid Commander

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Star Wars Boost Droid Commander

The perfect gift for young Star Wars aficionados. This kit allows users to build different characters with the help of coding. It's a great booster for improving problem-solving skills.

If you're a Star Wars fan, you can't miss this LEGO Star Wars toy robot. Build your favorite characters and practice coding. Children will develop creative problem-solving skills while coding.

This toy includes a color and distance sensor. You can equip the droids with weapons to complete missions. It's one of the best robot toys for your kids and yourself. 

19. SPRK+: App-Enabled Robot Ball

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Sphero SPRK+: App Enabled Robot Ball

An interactive and educational STEM toy featuring 3 brick-built LEGO Star Wars droids and over 40 interactive missions and buildable props for creative play. Use coding to build robots and command them to complete the missions.

This one is not only for children but also for their parents who are into engineering. Sphero is more than just a robot; it's designed to flourish creativity and curiosity. You can program commands and improve your coding skills.

It allows you to draw paths for the robot to follow. The LED lights and motor encodes will provide countless experiences for you and your children.

20. FUTUMART Mini Talking Robot

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FUTUMART Mini Talking Robot

A rechargeable robot that can work for 4 hours after 100 minutes of charging. It's lightweight and portable, so you can carry it with you wherever you go. And oh, did we mention the flexible joints due to which it can pose the way you want it to?

This robot has 11 flexible joints, so it can make any poses as per your commands. It can repeat everything you say, and you can carry it everywhere in your pocket. If you're looking for a travel companion for your child, here is the best buddy

21. Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots Game

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Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots Game

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots have delivered hard-hitting fun for over 40 years! It's a combat game where two robots lock horns with each other in a wrestling ring. You need to knock out the opponent first to win the clash.

Are you ready for the robot boxing game of the year? It's a game suitable for family and friends. This robot toy will back up your child's social skills. You can move the robots around the ring and use the punching buttons to strike the enemies. 

22. SONOMO Remote Control Dog Toy

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SONOMO Robot Dog Toy

An extremely intelligent dog toy, probably a replacement for your real pet. It can also sing and dance, and albeit that's so not like a dog, it's a great entertainment!

You can pet the dog's head and wait to see how it reacts. It can bark like a real dog, smell, and sneeze, and you can give the dog kisses. You can also use it as a guard dog for your child's room since it has sensors to detect when someone enters the room. Additionally, it can also sing and dance, and it's fun to see it doing so, even though it's so NOT like a dog!

23. Tin Can Robot

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Tin Can Robot

The 4M Tin Can Robot teaches the value of recycling by repurposing a used can into a fun and functional robot. Even a total beginner can easily use this kit to build a robot. Recommended for kids aged 8 and above.

4M's Tin Can Robot is an ideal gift for bringing out your child's creative side. The robot kit comes complete with motors and components needed to make their very own robot design. 

All you need to add is an empty soft drink can to act as the robot's body. This toy robot is ideal for children who love all things mechanical and recycling. Who knows, this toy robot could be the beginning of a career in STEM. 

24. Meccano Meccanoid XL 2.0 Robot

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Meccano Meccanoid XL 2.0 Robot

A fantastic robot-building kit to develop skills related to STEM subjects. A great gift for special occasions. It's recommended for kids aged 10 and above.

Coming complete with over 3000+ pre-programmed phrases, MeccaNoid G15 could be every child's dream robot toy. The kit features unique programming that allows children to completely personalize their own MeccaNoid.

MeccaNoid is powered by 10 motors and stands at around 4 feet tall. The fully assembled robot can even be controlled using a smart device. The assembly process is pretty straightforward, and the robot comes with speech recognition.

25. Boxer Interactive A.I. Robot Toy

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Boxer Interactive A.I. Robot Toy

A fantastic gift for children aged 6 and above. This toy can imitate human emotions and actions unerringly, thanks to the gamecards and the sensors. It can be controlled via an app or remote.

The Boxer Interactive A.I. Robot Toy certainly looks the part. This little guy also happens to be an ideal companion to any robot-loving child. It is very responsive and has a very inquisitive personality. The robot comes with 10 different game cards that allow it to express human expressions with ease.

You can either control it via remote control or an app. This robot is also equipped with sensors, so it can also respond to your movements, and in the utmost funny ways! It's a fantastic gift for kids aged 6 and above.

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14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot

Allows children to build 14 different robots; highly entertaining and educational kit. You can create different kinds of objects with this robot kit that is powered by the sun. Great gift to enhance STEM skills for children aged 10 and above.

OWI's 14-in-1 Solar Robot is not 1, not 2, but a whopping 14 robot modes in 1 box. Now that's a gift that keeps on giving! Your child can create different fully functional robot modes from cars and marine vessels to animals and other critters. But wait, it doesn't end there. 

If your little one gets bored of any other 14 standard modes, they can go right ahead and devise their very own design. But the best is that the kit doesn't need any batteries; it's solar-powered! Now, now what a bargain.

The models can be a little tricky to assemble, but the challenge is certainly a rewarding one.

27. Deluxe Eco Robotics

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Deluxe Eco Robotics

A solar robot kit that allows you to make 14 different objects. The kit is divided into 2 levels so beginners can easily hon their building skills. Recommended for children aged 8 and above.

Another self-assembly robot toy kit here. The Deluxe Eco Robotics kit lets your child learn about solar-powered technology and basic robotics all in one. Children get to engineer moving, rolling, and swimming robots and have fun at the same time.

The kit comes with very detailed instructions and 190 easy-to-assemble parts that make the building process a real treat. Children can start at the first level for basic robot building and progress to level 2 for more of a challenge. Plus, the entire set is solar-powered.

This is certainly one of the best robot toys for any child who has an interest in robots. 

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